There Was a Monkey

by Carolyn Ruberto

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/19/2018

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 30
ISBN : 9781504316170
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 30
ISBN : 9781504316187

About the Book

This is the first in a series of There Was a . . . books. It is a story about a monkey and a very tall tree. This tree is so tall it reaches above the earth. The monkey decides to climb this very tall tree so that he may see the whole world and be the “bravest that he can be.” On the way, he meets several characters, each with their own reasons for climbing this tree. Hostile instincts are suppressed, moral lessons are learned, and friendship binds them as they come to understand that the world is a very beautiful place from the top of this tree. They say goodbye as friends and plan to meet there at the same time each year.

About the Author

Carolyn Ruberto (nee Ebsworthy) was born in Melbourne, Australia. She credits her love of language, literature and the arts to her parents who inspired and encouraged her studies. Carolyn’s academic background includes a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Linguistics and English), a Diploma of Education and a Graduate Diploma of Theology. Carolyn has been teaching language at St Bede’s College Mentone since 1978 and for the last twenty years has been teaching both senior and junior classes Religious Education. With her husband Joe, she has two children Anthony and Alicia. Carolyn's literary goal is to provide interesting, beautifully illustrated books to children with inspiring messages. David Biro (illustrator) was one of Victoria’s top VCE art students and has had work displayed at the National Gallery of Victoria. He is currently working in 3D imaging.